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DiMarco, Danette – Children's Literature in Education, 2023
In Karen McManus's first three young adult novels--"One of Us is Lying" (2017), "One of Us is Next" (2020), and "Two Can Keep a Secret" (2019)--dead teen bodies are literary cyphers around which adolescent characters learn to navigate intersectional injustices. McManus fulfills John Charles belief that all…
Descriptors: Intersectionality, Social Justice, Adolescent Literature, Crime
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Dunkerly, Judith M.; Moffit, Char – Reading Teacher, 2023
Against a backdrop of legislation aimed at classroom book bannings and efforts to whitewash curriculum, this article draws from interviews with the winners of the 2022 International Literacy Association's Social Justice Literature Award winners to offer hope and inspiration for literacy teachers, researchers, and most importantly, young readers.…
Descriptors: Authors, Awards, Social Justice, Childrens Literature
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Muela Bermejo, Diana – Children's Literature in Education, 2023
The work of the French illustrator and writer Gilles Bachelet has been recognised through numerous awards, but he is not yet sufficiently well known in the critical community. In this article, the multilevel humour that constructs his work is studied, both from an iconic and a textual perspective, as well as the situational humour and the humour…
Descriptors: Humor, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Illustrations
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Kedley, Kate E.; Brenner, Devon; Parton, Chea L.; Eppley, Karen; Kleese, Nick; Sanders, Jennifer; Short, Stephanie – Rural Educator, 2022
The Whippoorwill Award aims to bring attention to the theme of rural spaces and people in the larger genre of young adult literature. This award annually recognizes the best books for the middle grades and young adult readers that portray the value of rural spaces, knowledge, people, and cultures. The Whippoorwill Award is intended to be a…
Descriptors: Awards, Adolescent Literature, Rural Areas, Definitions
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Cook, Mike P.; Chisholm, James S.; Rose-Dougherty, Taylor – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2023
This qualitative study examines the consequential evasive discourse moves 23 PSTs made during critical conversations about a young adult novel. Findings illustrated how PSTs engaged in a constellation of discourse moves--what we've theorized as "shielding"--that disrupted PSTs' critical engagement with sociopolitical content and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Discourse Analysis, Interpersonal Communication, Adolescent Literature
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Price, Madeline Day – English in Texas, 2023
Scholars from various disciplines have theorized a relationship between reading fiction and empathy. Research in cognitive studies suggests that understanding fiction requires Theory of Mind, or the cognitive ability to understand the feelings and motivations of others. Some studies build on this research to suggest reading fiction helps to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Empathy, Adolescents, Language Arts
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Morales, Luke – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2023
Since its conception, the "Harry Potter" franchise has become a cultural phenomenon which transgresses national borders. As many "Potter" fans struggle with how to manage their fandom in the face of author J.K. Rowling's transphobic stance, the book series may ironically and more specifically be used to improve attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Teaching Methods, Diversity, Equal Education
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Jared McKee; Geoffrey Kellogg – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
"How Young Adult Literature Gets Taught: Perspectives, Ideologies, and Pedagogical Approaches for Instruction and Assessment" (Bickmore et al., 2022) seeks to provide guidelines for teacher educators and secondary English teachers on how to teach young adult literature (YAL). This 15-chapter manual includes chapters written by experts in…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Adolescent Literature, Teacher Educators, Secondary School Teachers
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Shai Rudin – Power and Education, 2024
Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, only 23 Queer literary works have been published for children and adolescents in Hebrew. This paper examines the characteristics of these works in light of the ambivalent and controversial status of the LGBTQ+ community in Israel. The findings show that the few works that have been published…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2023
Recent biological research (Trewavas, 2003; Mancuso & Viola, 2013; Gagliano, 2018) has (re)demonstrated the variety and complexity of the adaptive behaviour of plants. In parallel with these findings, and in acknowledgement of the important role played by plants in the biosphere and climate of the planet, the representation of plants in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Plants (Botany), Climate, Young Adults
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Milbank, Alison – Educational Theory, 2023
Linda Zagzebski's theory of moral exemplarity emphasizes the importance of admiration in developing ethical behavior. This essay argues that admiration involves wonder and distance and is best evoked by mixed or flawed characters; it demonstrates this through discussion of the characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Moral Values, Learner Engagement
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Glazer, Jeremy; Seglem, Robyn; Garcia, Antero – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
This article offers a way to leverage young adult literature in guiding students to consider the meanings of continuity and change within their own development. Borrowing theories of change from the evolutionary sciences, we developed a critical lens focusing on the role of technology in young adult literature. Based on a comprehensive review of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Criticism, Role, Technology
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Dziri, Nourhene – Children's Literature in Education, 2022
While child abuse and neglect have been explored at length, less attention has been paid to the role of contemporary realist Young Adult Literature (YAL) in denouncing abusive treatments of young people in conjunction with adultism. It is hereby suggested that age inequality is at the core of youth maltreatment, and it is this intersectionality…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Age Discrimination
Kellett, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This ethnographic study interrogates youth understandings of the concept of "monstrosity" as presented in young adult speculative fiction novels and as it pertains to contemporary U.S. politics. The monster is a popular figure in fiction for adolescents, and it often serves a metaphorical political function within its narratives. This…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Political Influences, Ideology, Mythology
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Heidi Lyn Hadley; S. R. Toliver – Journal of Literacy Research, 2023
Recent political excursions into classroom text selections by local and national politicians and pundits have made teaching canonical texts more appealing to many school districts and teachers. In this study, we used conceptions of Derridean hospitality alongside monster theory to examine what common canonical texts teach students about who is…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Reading Material Selection, Critical Literacy, Social Bias
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